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Chlamydia or HIV

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 9, 2007
  • 00:09 AM

I am a man who had safe sex with a female sex worker just over 2 weeks ago. The session was about 20-30 minutes and included 2 vaginal and one oral. A different condom was used for each of these.

About 8 days after this episode I started coming down with a mild sore throat and I had been having a mild diarhea for about one week (actually it may have been even longer than that).

On the 9th day I went to a medical office to get tested for STDs. The office reported a mild fever, slightly swollen lymph node on the neck and high blood pressure (probably becasue of my concern over HIV). They confirmed it was not strep and sent blood samples and a urethra swab sample for testing. They also sent me home with some allergy medicine.

The following days I was of course agonizing over the possibilities and did a lot of reading which may have contributed to the conditions I was developing: depression, tiredness, very infrequent slight sporadic muscle or joint aches (but I think I always had those), continued diarhea, some non itching/irritating white scaliness of skin around the groin area which dissapeared in a couple days.

The tests came back on the 13th day (today) since the sexual encounter and everything was negative except for Chlamydia for which they prescribed a single two tablet dose of Azithromycin. Of course I took it and went home to research some more. I started worrying again about HIV because non of my symptoms match Chlamydia. They are much closely matched to HIV infection. I did not have any discharge or pain in my penus or groin area. I dont know about any swelling but I had no discomfort.

Any opinions or advice?

ps: they did the ELISA test.

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